Tragedy struck in Abonong Village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when suspected gunmen believed to be herdsmen on Tuesday, burnt to death a pastor of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim; his wife and three their children while asleep. Wurim was burnt beyond recognition with his children in his bedroom while his wife was shot in the bathroom.
They also burnt 95 houses.
The attackers went and shot dead two of the deceased’s neighbors while one person was also killed in Dorowa village in Fan District also in Barkin Ladi Local Council in the same night, bringing the total people killed to eight.
Believers Portal gathered that the attackers armed with machetes and AK47 rifles reportedly stormed the village at about 8.00 p.m. shooting sporadically and burning houses, including part of the cleric’s house.
Chairman of the Berom Youth Movement, Foron Branch, Mr. Thomas Tsok, said: “They first shot at two young men walking out of the village where they had gone to charge their phones at the deceased pastor’s house, killing one and wounding the other.”